On Saturday the 13th at my seminar I was promoted to the rank of 3rd Dan by Grand Master Rodemaker and Master Feathers!
Well Folks Happy to say our good work continues. We have new video uploaded to High Green and Blue Belt Level. It is frankly some of the best footage we've shot to date. As always I would like to share my gratitude with Grand Master Rodemaker for shooting Hapkido Online video. Also my undying gratitude to Master Feathers and family for their ongoing
work and effort. Also Mr. David Henry deserves mention for hosting us at his awesome ProForm Dojang. Also I would like to thank my wife Julie and family for allowing the Father/Husband a couple of days to focus on Hapkido.
I've also uploaded the prayer stretch for the warm-up pages. It's a stretch we do every class at my Yorktown school and I feel it's effective.
We still have a LOT of video in the can that needs editing and uploading. I'll
be working away.
Also I would like to mention Mr. Pat Mills, photographer and kindred spirit, who has selflessly lent his camera equipment and advice to Hapkido Online off and on for the last year. Much of the better stuff you've seen on our site was made possible by this man and we are indebted to him.
The last few weeks have been very quiet on Hapkido Online. I suspect that
Spring is here and folks are outside with their families and that is good. Family always comes before Hapkido. I know in the days and weeks ahead I see progress video's from everybody.
For those of you interested in building clubs and/or charter schools. Check out the new club membership option on the join and store page. It's a heck of a good deal.
One thing I can say about Hapkido Online and the Tactical Hapkido Alliance, we want very much for you to succeed. Many orgs are very reticent to share and are territorial in nature but THA has always worked hard to see it's people be fruitful and multiply.
Some of you seem to struggle endlessly with finding uke's. I'll be praying for you. Hapkido can bring people together if you let it. I trust the Lord will look out for you. Remember it's impossible to learn Hapkido alone. One might say it's impossible to really learn martial arts alone. It would be like trying to sharpen a blade without a sharpening stone with the empty space alone.
"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."
The Martinsburg WV seminar was, I think, a real success. Mr. Henry has an extremely nice dojang and many good people in attendance. Our hotel accommodations were the nicest of any THA seminar I've yet attended and they were priced very, very, reasonably. Seminar turnout was good and everybody genuinely seemed to be enjoying themselves. Many thanks to everybody who participated and to Mr. Henry for hosting. Also as always my appreciation to Grand Master Rodemaker who inspires young and old alike.
I was extremely pleased that one of Mr. Henry's Hapkido Online Club uke's, Mr. Colin, has decided to join up and promote. I found him very capable and was very honored to be able to test him and promote him in
I was so inspired by Mr. Henry's Hapkido Online Club that I've decided to offer a Club Membership Package. It is frankly, the most economical membership package on Hapkido Online. It covers 6 lifetime THA
memberships with two years of Hapkido Online service. For a budding martial arts school or an established school wanting to include a Hapkido Curriculum this is an amazing offer. We help you build a successful Hapkido Online Club and eventually a flourishing THA Charter School with pre-established teachers and students. Everything you need to make it.
GM Rodemaker was so pleased with this idea that he has promised
that any Hapkido Online club that has at least one Hapkido Online Black Belt will be offered a charter school membership at a substantial discount! Folks, I tell you this is an unprecedented opportunity. Don't believe me? Shop around, you will see.
My Fellow Hapkidoin,
Just wanted to remind you that the Martinsburg, West
Virginia, Hapkido Seminar is on the 27th of THIS month.
Our very own Mr. David Henry is hosting this year at his excellent Pro
Form Dojang and I know it will be an awesome Martial Arts experience. This is a real opportunity to train with Grand Master Rodemaker and other Master's and Black Belts including my own teacher and good Friend Master Tim Feathers. For those of you who learn primarily
online these seminars can really, really, help you advance and
Attached is the paperwork and contact information for
the seminar. I've attended a couple of these and every time had a very fun experience and walked away with greater understanding of Hapkido.
GM Rodemaker always foster's a kind and fun loving atmosphere combined
with some serious martial arts instruction.
Hello Hapkido Friends,
We have a tremendous seminar coming up April the 27th. It's in Martinsburg,
WV. For those of you who train with me at Yorktown that's only about four hours down the road. I realize for you international guys it's pretty darn far but if you were
planning on being in the Eastern US around that time it would be well worth your
Attached is the flyer with all of the details. The seminar is being hosted by our very
own Mr. David Henry. It will be a fun filled Saturday with Grand Master, Senior Master, and Master level instruction, often you will get personal instruction as they generally walk
around and help people individually. Grand Master Rodemaker is a very dynamic teacher and speaker and is always a joy to learn from.
I strongly urge you to attend, you won't regret it!
Teacher and Hapkido Online Developer.